TERRAIN EVALUATION OF A PORTION OF THE FORT GREELY AUTOMOTIVE TEST COURSE
ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MS
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A method for classifying and mapping terrain features pertinent to off-road mobility in selected temperate, tropical, and desert areas was applied to subarctic terrain in this study. The area involved borders the Automotive Test Course of the U. S. Army Arctic Test Center at Fort Greely, Alaska, and is roughly 2000 ft wide and 15 miles long. Conditions mapped were those prevalent during the late summer. The classification and mapping method proved satisfactory with only minor modifications. Terrain factors unique to cold regions which require additional research before they can be properly classified and mapped for mobility test purposes include depth of thaw, snow depth, snow type, ice thickness, and stream turbidity.
- Civil Engineering
- Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods